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NAFTA at 15

Assessing the Past and Preparing for the Future

Friday, March 27, 2009

Lindner Commons, Suite 602
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

8:30 - 9:20 AM Continental breakfast

9:20 - 9:30 AM
Introductory Remarks: Michael Moore (GWU-IIEP)

9:30 - 10:45 AM - NAFTA's Origins and Impact on the U.S. and Canada
Moderator: Steve Suranovic (GWU-IIEP)
Sidney Weintraub (Center for Strategic and International Studies): Origins of North American IntegrationP D F icon
Gary Hufbauer (Peterson Institute): NAFTA and the U.S.P D F icon
Richard Harris (Simon Fraser University): NAFTA and Canada

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM - Impact on Mexico
Moderator: Cynthia McClintock (GWU-LAHSP)
Nora Lustig (GWU-IIEP): Growth, Inequality and Poverty in Post-NAFTA MexicoP D F icon
Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University): Impact on Mexican Firms
Phil Martin (University of California - Davis): Immigration flows under NAFTA

12:00 - 12:45 PM - Remarks on "The Future of NAFTA"P D F icon by Jaime Serra (former Mexican chief negotiator for NAFTA)

12:45 - 1:45 PM - Lunch

1:45 - 3:00 PM - What's Next for North American Integration? Views from the Academy
Moderator: Nora Lustig (GWU-IIEP)
Robert Pastor (American University)
Gustavo Vega (El Colegio de Mexico) PowerPointP D F icon
John Curtis (Centre for International Governance Innovation)

3:00 - 3:15 PM - Coffee Break

3:15 - 4:30 PM - North American Governments' Priorities
Moderator: Michael Moore (GWU-IIEP)
Grant Aldonas (former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade)
Beatriz Leycegui (Mexican Undersecretary of Economy for International Trade Negotiations) PowerPointP D F icon
Susan Harper (Economic Minister for the Embassy of Canada)

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